Published Date:  

2007-03-13 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would revise provisions governing the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (a program that provides assistance to states for the incarceration of illegal aliens who commit crimes) so that states and localities may be reimbursed for the cost of incarcerating illegal aliens who are either charged with or convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors (rather than only those who are convicted of such offenses as provided by current law). (This bill only has a positive impact if states and localities are allowed to actively participate in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws and if their respective jurisdictions do not provide “sanctuary” to illegal aliens, thus inhibiting the ability of state and local law enforcement from even discerning who is or is not an illegal alien. If they cannot determine whether or not they are holding illegal aliens, federal reimbursement for illegal alien incarceration becomes irrelevant.)

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for compensation to States incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with a felony or two or more misdemeanors.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1512

Chamber:  

House

Grade Categories:  

Reduce Illegal Jobs & Presence